Pamela's dreams elude her as she struggles with severe depressions, an overbearing father, an obsessive love affair, and a spectacularly misguided marriage. From the opening pages, the novel will captivate readers with its multifaceted and resonates with its multifaceted and illuminating observations on art, family, and the consequences of genius touched by madness.
The Velveteen Daughter: A Novel #ad - But celebrity at such an early age exacts a great toll. The velveteen daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit, the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time, and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother's.
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I told helen my story and she went home and cried. So begins our Spoons Came from Woolworths.
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And for generations to come, their actions would pave the way for others to step into the brave unknown and learn to fly. Written by female pilot and member of the original mercury 13 Gene Nora Jessen, Hidden Figures, and sits perfectly on the shelf next to The Radium Girls, Sky Girls celebrates the strength and smarts of these trailblazing women, or Code Girls.
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After the war, her work earned her both fame and infamy in England: at the dawn of daily newspapers, she was “Mad Madge, ” an original tabloid celebrity. As one of the queen’s attendants and the daughter of prominent Royalists, she was exiled to France when King Charles I was overthrown.
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Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. Suspenseful and beautifully written, the pull of the past, it explores the power of stories, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for the shadow land“A compelling and complex mystery, strong storytelling, and lyrical writing combine for an engrossing read.
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A young american woman, bulgaria, has traveled to Sofia, Alexandra Boyd, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant east European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags.
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District attorney in history. After graduating from N. Y. U. Sherlock holmes -- and its haunting twist ending -- is how one woman dedicated to finding the missing herself become so lost to history? Grace humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women weren't even allowed to vote.
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A graceful, saints for all occasions explores the fascinating, funny, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together. But when theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand.
Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. A national bestseller a new york times critics’ top book of 2017 "This year’s best book about family.
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Compulsively readable, this is how it Begins is a timely novel about free speech, religious freedom, the importance of empathy and the bitter consequences of long-buried secrets. The firings are the brainchild of Warren Meck, a deeply religious local radio host and father of three who is hoping to pass a religious freedom bill in Massachusetts.
This Is How It Begins: A Novel #ad - His concern quickly turns to alarm when he realizes those within his inner circle might be inciting the violence. One of "5 more over 50" writers to watch--poets & writers magazine 2018 bronze medal winner independent publisher book awards ippy2018 lambda literary award finalist2018 may sarton women's book award finalist 2017 foreword review indies book of the year award finalist2017 poets & writers maUREEN EGEN WRITERS EXCHANGE AWARD WINNER"Beautifully written.
. Only one other person knew about the painting―a man she's been trying to find for sixty years. Meck favors achieving his goals through careful planning and legislation and is disturbed when violence erupts.